Scott Bane grew up not ten miles from where F. O. Matthiessen and Russell Cheney made their home in Maine. After reading about the two men in the New York Times, Scott began researching their life together, leading him to libraries, archives, and historical societies throughout New England and the Northeast. Scott is a proud product of the City University of New York system, obtaining a B.A. from Hunter College, summa cum laude; an M.P.A. from Baruch College; and a J.D. from CUNY School of Law. He is a program officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation. Scott’s essays, fiction, and journalism have appeared in print and on-line publications, including The New England Journal of History, The Gay & Lesbian Review, and Poets & Writers among many others. A Union Likes Ours is his first book. He lives in New York City with his husband, David W. Dunlap.